All the bizarre, seldom seen, and utterly delightfully odd and strange people, places and stories from a bygone era
While it may be known that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini were acquaintances, how they came to be this way is quite an interesting story.
Concealed on the card shark’s person, this Kepplinger-style device was used to secretly add or remove cards from the operator’s hand.
From sharpshooters to human cannonballs, check out these gender-role-defying entertainers of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Dubbed the “Modern Marco Polo,” Robert Ripley visited 201 different countries in this lifetime and collected hundreds of unique and peculiar artifacts during his travels.
Let’s take a look at some of the first women to perform as animal trainers and the daring career paths they forged along the way.
Was this supportive device potentially a contributing factor to his death?
Will inflatable furniture make a revival, or does practicality outweigh nostalgia?